A group of chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists have filed the first of numerous anticipated lawsuits over Florida's recently overhauled personal injury protection (PIP) law. Nearly eight months after the PIP law passed, auto insurers have not yet reduced any premiums. In fact, State Farm recently proposed increasing the PIP portion of its insurance by 22 percent, but it is willing to settle for a mere 7.9 percent increase.
Gregory Perenich, a partner at PERENICH The Law Firm, and his associate, Jowita Wysocka, have been invited to speak at an upcoming Clearwater Bar Association lunch seminar hosted by the Civil Practice Section. The one-hour seminar is titled "Highlights of the New PIP Law" and will begin at 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the Clearwater Grand Hotel, 20967 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, Florida.
The new PIP Reform Bill of 2012 will usher in a swath of questionable requirements and limitations on personal injury protection (PIP) auto insurance coverage that may ultimately do more harm than good to Florida drivers. The following are a few recommended steps to take following an auto accident to maximize your PIP benefits.
After Florida legislators disseminated and debated multiple versions of PIP reform bills, the House and Senate approved HB 119 on March 9, 2012. The bill is awaiting signature by Florida Governor Rick Scott, a major proponent of reforming the state's current personal injury protection (PIP) law.
The Dickensian decline of two PIP bills pending before the Florida House on Monday marked the failed efforts of some Florida legislators to reform insurance personal injury protection (PIP). HB 967 and HB 1411, which were heavily backed by insurance companies, would have imposed significant obstacles for persons injured in auto accidents (and their attorneys) to recover PIP benefits.